Books delivered to students and teachers in Africa

UK Registered Charity No 1152599

We have re-opened! Read our COVID-19 Risk Assessment

In preparation for a phased re-opening of our UK processing centre, we have now conducted and published the results of our Risk Assessment.

Key points effective 1st June 2020

  • Collection of donated items from UK addresses will resume
  • Drop-off/deliveries of donated items at the Canterbury processing centre will resume in line with updated Health, Safety and Hygiene policy.
  • Warehouse volunteering will resume in line with updated Health, Safety and Hygiene policy.

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Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

  • 20,000 books fit in 1 x 20ft container
  • 1,000,000 books fit in 50 x 20ft containers
  • 4 x 20ft containers shipped monthly
  • £5,000 to process, ship and clear each container of 20,000 books
  • £20,000 delivers 4 containers monthly
Fundraising Target
  • 2,000 individuals giving £10 or more monthly, or 50 corporate partners sponsoring 1 container per year. Thank you.


Processing in the UK


Freight from the UK


Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599